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Understanding Career Coaching

Seeking the advice of a career coach can offer many benefits. Whether you are trying to determine your next steps or are looking for tips for your current job search, career coaches can help you make career and education choices to meet your unique needs.

Career coaches

As a military spouse, you may have unique expectations and needs throughout your career lifecycle. Career coaches and MySECO can serve as your primary resources for planning your education and career path and offer a great online option for you as you relocate. From the beginning of your career lifecycle as you start to explore your options and throughout your career as you progress along your chosen career path, our coaches can serve as your support system to ensure you are meeting your career and education goals. Some of the unique benefits of working with a SECO career coach include the following:

College career center counselors

If you are attending a college in your local community, you might also consider working with your college career center. These centers offer a face-to-face option, where counselors can help you with the following:

  • Application processes
  • Resources and support in your local community
  • Locating local workshops and career fairs
  • Conducting practice interviews
  • Peer advising
  • Explaining available resources in their career resource library

General career coaching services

Regardless of whether you choose to work with a career coach or at the local level with your college career center, some of the additional benefits of seeking these services include the following:

  • Resume and cover letters targeting your career field
  • Social media assistance, for example, LinkedIn
  • Interview skills
  • Job search strategies
  • Job offer and salary negotiation strategies

Seeking assistance from a career coach can help you plan your career and education goals to ensure you are making the most of your opportunities as you relocate. You may talk to a SECO career coach at 800-342-9647 to discuss any questions you may have about continuing your education, starting your career and more.

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